Present participles in composition: Activity 2

I arrived just before lunch. I looked for Harry Frampton in the dining room. →

Arriving just before lunch, I looked for Harry Frampton in the dining room.

The ZR-1 looked little different from the normal Corvette. It performed like a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. →

Looking little different from the normal Corvette, the ZR-1 performed like a Ferrari or a Lamborghini.

In the dead infertile weeks of the new year he became physically weak. He slept for long periods, late into the afternoon. →

In the dead infertile weeks of the new year he became physically weak, sleeping for long periods, late into the afternoon.

He is one of the beautiful people himself. He has these high standards. →

Being one of the beautiful people himself, he has these high standards.

Cassie crouched forward. She held her arms tightly around her as if suffering from stomach pain. →

Cassie crouched forward, holding her arms tightly around her as if suffering from stomach pain.

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